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president obama walls of the danger of default accusing the republicans for putting american economic danger with no progress being made to unfreeze the paralyzed government. twenty one people links to a greenpeace protest against oil drilling in the arctic sea are charged with piracy we talk to a former leader of the group who believes activists are the plates their hands. are fresh in fighting among the syrian opposition as al qaida linked to rebel groups seek to hide this civil war and push for the formation of an islamic state that.
international news and comment live from moscow this is a party with me thanks for joining us rock obama has called on his republican opponents to show some common sense a warning that if congress is not able to agree a budget there is a very real risk of a national default his and the country is in real trouble if one faction is willing to disregard the government's obligations and he warned wall street that it should be getting seriously worried this time and for congress the bigger issues raising the debt ceiling as washington runs out of cash an estimated three hundred million dollars they are going down the drain every day the government to shut down a little says will get worse with the shutdown hitting businesses and consumers brooke anderson a presidential candidate told the justice party believes congressman i'm not capable of fixing the problem that. we do not have a functioning democracy we have
a bunch of yahoos in congress who are acting only for their own self-interest to please a very narrow set of people to keep them in office on emotion who continue to buy their way into office and it's all contrary of course to the interests of americans throughout the country what we need is a mass movement in this country we we can't depend on our elected officials to do the right thing any more we know that they're the bought and paid for by the moneyed interests we know the role of corrupting money in our political system we the people regardless of political affiliation need to join together and draw our line and make it clear we will never ever support these people again. as wacking and known essential services have held protests in washington of ag government imposed
a legal absence more than eight hundred thousand employees are affected by the federal state made max kinds and a host of he's financial show the kaiser afford gave us his opinion now. america from the outside of course looks like they're trying to commit financial suicide to outcomes either anyway the federal reserve bank will increase our monthly buyback of bonds or maybe five billion a month join hundred twenty or one hundred thirty billion dollars a month or america defaults on its sovereign debt like it did in one nine hundred seventy one when they closed the gold window america's the most watched soap opera in the world right now it's a huge hedge fund you've got c. and b. c. covering it like some episode from breaking bad a lot of people will get hurt but the people in washington consider the american public to be expendable they don't need the american public they don't need their taxes they don't need them working because when they need money they just print it it's like saudi arabia and america or saudi arabia well they need money they just pump more oil they don't need the population best where they live in destitute
that's why there's so much poverty in saudi arabia same thing in america there's a huge amount of poverty because the top princes class in america when they meet some cash they just get ben bernanke you can print it. much of our government must now shut down until congress funds it again. twenty one people a greenpeace protest have now been charged with piracy by a quarter in russia's north western port city of mormons at a total of says he was arrested after attempting to scale a normal reagan the last month in protest over offshore drilling in the region greenpeace beating the decision insisting that there was no bonnets involved but authorities say they posed a serious threat to the security of the platform campaigners could now face up to fifteen games in prison and dad and my colleague bill don't spoke to patrick moore he's a former greenpeace leader and i'm he believes they should have found a better way to convey that message that. you
can't expect to have people allow you to continue to storm their oil rigs oil rigs are a very serious operation with really big safety issues and you start scaling the rig and then people have to come and try to get you off it puts them in danger and so i can certainly understand why they were apprehended and finally towed away from the site the other thing that's quite ironic is greenpeace is using a diesel powered ship to. occupy a loyal rig and so they would they needed oil to get there if they had sailed there or rode there in a boat maybe it would make more sense i do tend to agree with president putin that they are not pirates. it's pretty obvious i think their intentions were not to loot the rig or anything like that but they're still putting people in danger and it is a serious situation but let's just quickly talk about the oil rig itself it is
static as opposed to floating offshore platform is it true to say that this is actually a much safer way of extracting oil for the environment it's my understanding that this is the first. oil platform that is done zines specifically to withstand ice the intention is to make it a safer way of extracting oil but you know when it comes to oil this is a this this is the problem with the greenpeace situation their tactics i know they're not trying to hurt anybody but their policy is ridiculous they live in this dream world we're now they are against fossil fuels they're against hydroelectric energy they are against nuclear energy which between the three of them supply about ninety eight percent of the world's energy and they seem to think that civilization can operate on wind and solar alone these technologies disappear for five days at a time when there's no wind and no sun how do you run factories and schools and hospitals and businesses and homes with this kind of energy so i think it's their
policy that should be rejected but all their concerns justified when it comes to the elop take it is a pristine the last remaining wilderness it is in danger is it and also of suffering environmentally by this exploitation the arctic environment is no more fragile than the tropical environment or the temperate environment or the environment of england or the environment of anywhere else in the world it's just you know mostly ice as most people know which is not alive they talk about how the glaciers are dying and all of this is if these things were alive they're not alive and the world might actually be a better place if there wasn't so much ice. greenpeace is not like they want to take and this is going off looks now a big criticism of the groups takes. this story has all the elements to be able to storm into international headlines like the arctic greenpeace russia and armed
men in masks but besides the action and the drama it's also full of controversy for instance the same exact oil rig was already targeted by another group of greenpeace activists in august two thousand and twelve back then they didn't manage to climb onto it and didn't get arrested but later greenpeace itself criticized russia for failing to provide the proper security saying that become a potential target for terrorists second gas bombs platform is clearly not in operation unlike those used by other energy companies working in the arctic like norwegian stat oil and also this particular rig is static which means it's standing on the bottom of the sea this technology is widely considered to be much safer than that used in floating offshore platforms so many reason the question why is all the attention focused on this particular one. international inspectors are pushing on with the mission to rid syria of its stockpiles of chemical weapons last week the work was indorsed by a u.n. security council resolution the experts are currently securing the sites where
they'll be working for the next nine months but their mission is dangerous just yesterday on tightening travels killed at least nineteen servicemen on the northern edge of damascus inspections goal is to eliminate around one thousand tons of toxic arms with the added challenge of being in a war zone and laser walls apart program today oksana boyko discusses the issue would be do on high representative for design meant to phase in this. do you think it is the sole responsibility of syria is syria the only party that is responsible for making sure that this is our moment initiative is ended successful. according to the chemical weapons convention yes it is according to reality and the practicalities we know that it cannot be so there is an effort by other member states to help the effort along and if you look at the security council resolution it's asked the secretary general in consultation with the director general for p.c.
w to make recommendations to the security council by next monday and then the security council will decide on exactly what will be the mandate there are questions that are unanswered. and that was a quick preview the interview with the you on high representative for design meant affairs and you can watch the full dodging and walls up on lakes today. it has nothing to do with poker or gambling but israel is cheered in the setting money online marketing big governments views of the break we tell you why the move is sparking controversy that stay with us.
be and. this is coming to life for most because good to have you with us let's move on now fresh clashes have erupted in syria between secular rebels and al-qaeda linked extremists is the latest spate of the infighting among the anti assad camp which has seen a rapid rise of radicals in the numbers western analysts put the total number of rebels at around one hundred thousand they're split into as many as a thousand different groups ten thousand fighters are radical jihadists with links to al qaida and up to thirty five thousand others a hard line islamic who share many of all kind his views and that leaves the more moderate rebels vastly outnumbered let's not get reaction from international
relations professor mark almond mr almond welcome to r.t. great to see you as always talking about the radical rebel factions do you think that capable to hijack the civil war and say that own rules to secular opposition. yes in some ways. they are now more dangerous to the secular opponents with the out of the assad regime one basic problem is that the. radical islamic rebels are not only better motivated they have of like an ideology to fight the war but also they're better funded and better equipped and so they are both in a position to show themselves as leaders of the fight against assad even if they're not really a threat to his regime and more importantly they can silence and intimidate those groups in syria in the areas they dominate who don't particularly like their brand of islam and they're of course critics of the whole idea that having
a jihad against assad is the way to overthrow him because it seems in fact to have pushed numbers of people who may have been dissatisfied with the regime say well at least assad regime is secular the suicide regime has certain rules we would be completely now at the mercy of people with all the all bigotry interpretations of islam who plays a very brutally of course international they will of course meet international mediators are pushing for peace talks between democracy and the secular opposition but what about the extremists is it possible they can be brought to the table as well as. work it's not impossible but the problem of course is that it's very difficult for the people who want to have a peace conference in the west to admit that we have any kind of contacts with these people because after all they are supposed to represent the terrorist threat on a global scale which since nine one in two thousand and one has been a threat to america and its european allies so the idea that we can somehow or
other negotiate with these people is problematic even though this of course they're all under the table contacts after all turkey a nato country provides them with a hinterland through which they are able to operate large numbers of foreign fighters i've seen this myself from tunisia for instance come turkey go into syria so there is. in fact if you like a nato necessary link with these radical groups they couldn't really operate in the world i'm serious without the come on evens and the least toleration of turkey parts attention of nato partners. and of course the us and its allies have already pumped more than a billion dollars of support. for the syrian rebels have but is that any way to assure that money doesn't end up in the hands of al qaeda. well there this is this is a huge problem because the idea that you could vet which people get the weapons as you said at the beginning of this discussion there are large numbers of groups some
of them are just local people some of them are radicals from within syria some of them are from outside and the constant mixing up of people one group may have a bit of money may have a success draw supporters it then falls out with other groups after all we're seeing in several places in many of them syria fighting between more radical groups not just between them and secular opposition at all simply those who pledged really true jihad is against people they say on to slam it enough even though they might seem to most outsiders to be fairly severe fundamentalists so there is not just a civil war within a civil war but there are several local civil wars within this conflict in syria and i think anybody who thinks that the west can pick and choose who are the good guys or the bad guys is very naïve. slightly mentioned it already but also how the prospects of extremist elements spilling out with syria's borders and destabilizing neighboring countries that. where we see already in iraq for instance
a lot of the violence in iraq is carried out by the same group that carries out car bombings and attacks in syria as well so that's going on there is the risk to turkey because of course inside turkey it's a very very hot topic as to whether the turkish government is wise to have pursued the policy towards syria that it has done it could spill over into lebanon into jordan but also cool small dangerously from the perspective of people in the countries who are supplying the funding to these rebel groups maybe some of the foreign jihadi who come down to syria to fight who take their experience in making car bombs and carry out assassinations and so on back into western europe back also even have to some of the rich arab gulf states who funded so the danger it seems to me is that syria could become a feed bed for terrorism and instability and just sometimes even just. while the crime across much of the world at the moment sees itself as looking all the spectators but are afraid could well find that we have actually sparked off
a tsunami of terrorism and disorder that could spread right professor thank you very much indeed for your insight live from oxford that was international relations professor mark almond a group of militants attempted to break into the russian embassy in libya on wednesday night they are tacos such a car a blaze before opening fire on the diplomatic building and tearing down the flag russia's foreign ministry says there were no casualties last year the diplomatic mission was also targeted by gunmen following moscow's veto of a un resolution on syria middle east commentator and blogger sharon says this attack shows the political reality in libya. what we need to be looking at is the deteriorating security situation in libya which is a reflection of the overall kind of political bankruptcy and the lack of political momentum for change towards let's say a stable democratic future and this is only one manifestation of
a whole the sterner range of manifestations of that complete divorce divorce reality between those who supposedly exercise office exercised democratic power and those who have their guns on this. you see all sorts of abuses i mean there are jews there are various at derrick's there's the implementation of that all laws there's. oil production so we're looking at a horse the problem is that libya is far from even stepping in the right direction towards a transition and that's what we're constantly produce in incidents like this in the absence of any clear political control and on r.t. dot com right now for you farewell to the queen can be announces it no longer has it and a thing to do with the british commonwealth and is leaving for good head on line to find out what's motivating to the rulers in the tiny african nation.
under don't take a plane life jacket with you and never leave footprints on toilet seats the communist party publishes some guidance guidelines for chinese holiday makers well designed vance from the sixty four page manual online. kastrup students in israel can now get easy money by simply praising their government online and clicking the like button and the right places youngsters are being offered salaries and even scholarships for furthering official interest and financing and to semitism on the web but the man behind the initiative has come under fire for opposing racist comments the very thing he was meant to be contacting honestly or. public opinion against israel is at an all time low recent wars with gaza and the seemingly never ending occupation have left the country waging a p.r. war this is a very massive wave of these false propaganda and attempts to do to the legitimize
our right to defend ourselves and even our right to leave. you know as sort of the we have to do everything to tell the truth for sixty five years israeli diplomats have struggled in their posts in the modern world they need all the help they can gate into the undergrads the idea is to pay students to tweet pro israeli propaganda leadoff of it has been doing it for a while but as a volunteer it's another way to a student to give back to society even in israel you have a bunch of people a few people their foreign affairs minister office. who do social media for their living so it's ok for people to getting salary on this kind of work the new student sales force will share a p.r. commission part of nearly a million dollars and in universities across the country they'll eventually even
receive scholarships for waging israel's digital diplomacy but before these new recruits could even start tweeting or hash tag it was a p.r. blunder the guy tapped to head the social media advocacy has a way to put to pasture take a look at his facebook page daniel seaman is known for being abrasive to the foreign media but that's not all seamen called palestinian stupid and an expletive laden rant critics pounced taking the opportunity to question the basic ethics of the new approach. so you're basically turning a human being into a human commercial we are going on as a second job philosophy student who says he won't be signing up he's angry with his government trying to tell him what to think stead of trying to make. a good democracy for instance giving out scholarships for people that would try to make this place a better place gives out scholarships for people to say that it's
a good place i mean if this was such a good place then these people would tell it anyways those in opposition say they would be some major white washing and using students to tweet pro israeli propaganda is part of that i think the prime minister's office is trying to cover up the human rights violations that are happening by paying young folks to be involved i think you'd be better off investing the funds. in education infrastructure and community development that he hasn't done in decades israelis are no stranger to war but at the online front line it's in an interview bill battle to turn public perception of his role from zero to site kindest policy r.t. tel aviv. we start off our world update with tragedy in the mediterranean at least ninety four people have been killed dad and scores more a missing after an overcrowded boats near that u.-turn an island of lampedusa the vessel was carrying around five hundred african migrants mostly from eritrea the
number of confirmed to have lost their lives is expected to rise as the rescue operation moves forward accidents like this are not rare as thousands of desperate job seekers try to reach by sea on and save drowned part buyouts. in iran investigation is underway into the alleged death of the how to win a lead cyberwarfare unit well dr marty was reportedly found with a bullet in his heart in a wooded area on site iran and there are some suggestions it could have been an assassination but a source linked to iran's revolutionary guards says it's too early to say so by the iranian scientists working on the nation's nuclear program have been murdered since the thousand and seven. clash with riot police in mexico city leaving dozens injured of thousands marched to mark forty five years since a student massacre rioters threw fireballs and bottles and rocks at police used
tear gas and response then about three of the killing of scores of students in the city square ahead of the one nine hundred sixty eight summer olympics is often marred by violence. fifteen people have been killed in northwest pakistan after a suicide bomber a charge the compound of a rival militant chief the pakistani taliban claimed responsibility for the blast militants targeted a commander who has been biting them after breaking away from the group in two thousand and nine thousands of people have been killed in a decade long insurgency at the time about trying to impose islamic law in pakistan . that's coming your way skies and he's a unique view on international finance and because there are.
you know i'm old enough to remember a reruns when gomer pyle used to cry citizen's arrest when he saw something wrong in mayberry and a new law in russia could allow our city average to do the same thing by helping to enforce law in the country this low allows citizens to protect public order by becoming volunteer workers deputy policeman and even forming people's militias which will in theory prevent crime or at least allow the police to be informed more quickly and accurately of course this like any project which sounds nice on paper is all about the implementation so we'll see how these deputies and militias will work overall i think this won't have much of an effect on crime but it could have a huge impact on non-criminal bad public behavior you know i am not the bravest guy on the planet and it is hard to confront a group of five drunk guys who are just as big as you who are acting like idiots on the street but doing so with ten stone sober militiaman buddies could provide
a much more convincing argument for the drunkard's this could be a big step forward for democracy when you actually have at least a scrap of power or control over the events in your neighborhood then you are sure feel like people actually have a lot of power and this could be good for the country but that's just my opinion. welcome to the kaiser report imax kaiser hey you there in a live report thanks so much for this max graffiti you can now see on your screen i
asked people around the world to put max your feet up in your city liverpool thank you this is got to be five or six cities now around the world have huge max portraiture feet yes ok now the lilliputians let's talk about them they looked upon fraud as a greater crime than theft. for with care and vigilance one could protect your property from fest but where fraud is permitted or can see. or hath no law to punish the honest dealer is all was undone and the name gets the advantage just look at america and or the u.k. and you will see the loop you sions out a point for the knaves do indeed have all the advantage doff the highest agree with me old me whisper stacy herbert well indeed i do believe there are many knaves they rule the world especially here in the u.k. and in the us and there is no nave more knave like then jamie diamond of j.p.
morgan and. we've done it to me things like gift that keeps on giving like herpes or aids or something he's financial herpes wherever he goes people are infected with as is his banking virus well he's also i would say a little pew sion and a big n.d. and so we've got them all rolled up into one mccain precious justice to hold j.p. morgan executives accountable as we know j.p. morgan's jamie diamond went to meet with eric holder in person on the twenty sixth of september and in response senator mccain sent this letter he said will you seek to hold any top officer director a key employees within j.p. morgan personally accountable for the wrongdoing mccain of arizona wrote in a letter today to attorney general eric holder mccain the ranking republican on the senate subcommittee that probed j.p. morgan's record trading law.